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Podcasts (10) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information. Interactives/Games (3) A learning object that requires a user's involvement.
Learning Activities (3) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
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Title: Let Me Hear Your Body Talk
Digital Tool: Science Interactive Body
Digital Tool Description: This interactive tool allows students to explore the body organs in both male and female. Organs are rotated by the student or teacher and placed in the correct position.    


ALEX Podcasts


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Body Systems Series:  X - The Reproductive System
Overview:
Explore the reproductive system of the human body with an overview about the differences between the male and female reproductive systems.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body Systems Series:  II - The Skeletal System
Overview:
Explore the skeletal system of the human body with an overview about each group of bones.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body Systems Series:  V - The Cardiovascular System
Overview:
Explore the cardiovascular system of the human body with an overview about blood, the heart, blood vessels, and gas exchange in the body.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body Systems Series:  VI - The Respiratory System
Overview:
Explore the respiratory system of the human body with an overview about the pharynx, lungs, and gas exchange in the alveoli.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body Systems Series:  I - The Integumentary System
Overview:
Explore the integumentary system of the human body with an overview about skin, hair, and sweat glands.


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Body System Series:  IV - The Nervous System
Overview:
Explore the nervous system of the human body with an overview about neurons, the brain, and the spinal cord.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body Systems Series:  VII - The Immune System
Overview:
Explore the immune system of the human body with an overview about white blood cells, viruses, and bacteria.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body Systems Series:  VIII - The Digestive System
Overview:
Explore the digestive system of the human body with an overview about the pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body System Series:  III - The Muscular System
Overview:
Explore the muscular system of the human body with an overview about the three types of muscle:  smooth, skeletal, and cardiac.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Body Systems Series:  IX - The Urinary System
Overview:
Explore the urinary system of the human body with an overview about the kidneys, nephrons, ureters, the bladder, and the urethra.  Appropriate for grades 6-12.  


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Informational Materials


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A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

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Introduction to the Human Body / Anatomical Terminology
http://www.training....
Includes directional terms, planes of the body, and body cavities. Some diagrams are included.

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Anatomy Drill and Practice
http://www.wiley.com...
This website allows teachers and students to learn anatomical structures and definitions to encourage critical thinking. Click on each term and drag it to its appropriate location. If incorrect, the term will return to its original location. When users have successfully completed Level 1, they will be prompted to continue to Level 2.

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A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.or...
This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

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Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

Learning Activities


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Anatomy Drill and Practice
http://www.wiley.com...
This website allows teachers and students to learn anatomical structures and definitions to encourage critical thinking. Click on each term and drag it to its appropriate location. If incorrect, the term will return to its original location. When users have successfully completed Level 1, they will be prompted to continue to Level 2.

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Virtual Body
http://www.medtropol...
Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

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Autopsy of a Dill Pickle
http://www.accessexc...
This activity is adapted from "Dissect a Pickle" by Doug Bunch. In this activity students learn anatomical terms and directions with reference to a pickle (transformed into human form with toothpicks). The three stages of a formal autopsy are followed. A student worksheet is included.

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